If Chocolate Can Make You Happy, Can Some Foods Make You Sad?
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If chocolate can make you happy, can some foods make you sad? I've found this to be true in my case, and I found out that of people who eliminate foods that they are sensitive to, 81% saw improvement in anxiety and depression!!

Some people say carbs make you happy, but this is like saying cars make you happy. For some it is true, for some, not so much. Let's dig into why!

Did you know that 95% of your serotonin, the hormone that is thought to regulate mood, happiness and anxiety, is produced in the gut? Doesn't it makes sense that the gut can guide your emotions? If your gut's not happy, chances are that you won't be either.

There's so much more to this topic, but I'm not a scientist or a doctor. One article I found showed that diets high in refined sugars can cause inflammation, even in your brain, and that can cause depression and anxiety. So the ideas I'm floating below will help that issue as well.

Fortunately, we know how to make the gut happy! Let's start with WHAT you're eating. Pay attention, folks. How do you feel when you eat? Not just today, but for the rest of the week. Here's the procession of emotions when I eat grains or dairy: day 1 I'm just tired; day 2… angry; day 3… anxious; day 4… crying uncontrollably. I prefer the anger, but Chuck says the anxiety and sadness are much better in his eyes. Lol

Do you find it hard to figure out what's making you feel the way you do? Then it's time for an elimination diet and a food journal. Cut out all processed foods and SUGAR (yep, I'm looking at you!) for 2-3 weeks, and note how you feel. Then add one food in for a day and note how you feel for the next few days. Here's a more in depth training on how to do that.

If you want to make some serious strides with your health, remove grains, dairy and sugar, and note what happens. The first few days, you might feel worse, but I'm gonna tell you: this process WORKS amazingly well, and you'll have more energy than you've had in a long time!

Next time: Can Food Sensitivities Cause Weight Gain?

From our Clubhouse room: If you're wondering what homeopathics to try for your gut, check out this graphic.


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